Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not just a funeral home. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Jones & Jones Funeral Home and Betts Funeral Service were merged in September of 2007. Jones & Jones was originally founded by D.W. Jones in Coulee City in 1903 before he and his wife established a permanent Wenatchee funeral home in 1914. Betts Funeral Service was established in 1948 and has always been locally owned. The purchase by the Precht family, owner of Betts since 1985, returned Jones & Jones to local ownership after a dozen years as a part of a large international corporation. The Precht family has been in the funeral business since 1940.
A staff of caring professional funeral service providers have made Jones & Jones~Betts "the thoughtful choice." Jones & Jones~Betts serves all faiths, providing local, statewide, national and international service to cemeteries and mausoleums.
Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home's facility features the largest chapel of any North Central Washington funeral provider. The classic Tudor style architecture of the home, and nicely decorated interior, gives loved ones a comforting environment. Abundant on-site parking provides added convenience for family and friends who attend services.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Owner ~ Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Kevin Precht is the owner of Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home. Kevin is a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer of more than 15 years. Kevin lives in East Wenatchee and is married to Julianne, they have Three children: daughter, Brielle and two sons, Conner and Cash. He enjoys outdoor activities like boating and hiking. One of Kevin’s greatest joys in life is spending time with his kids. “I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to families in one of the most difficult times in their lives.” Kevin looks forward to helping families plan a funeral service for loved ones that meets their individual needs.
Family Counselor/Office Manager
Susan Rogers, a longtime employee at Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home is a Family Counselor/Office Manager who has given families the best of care for over 33 years. Susan lives in Wenatchee with her husband, Phil, and they have three children. They have two daughters (two son-in-laws) and one son (daughter-in-law) and seven grandchildren. She is a member of Grace City Church. Susan is a valuable asset to the staff because of her compassion and eagerness to help others during the loss of their loved ones. Susan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Also, she enjoys working in her yard and flower gardens. Susan can be reached by phone (509) 662-1561 or by email [email protected]
Funeral Director / Location Manager
Although he is new to the Wenatchee Valley, he is not new to Funeral Service, having served families in New Mexico for twenty years. Dante served United States Marine Corps and attended the University of New Mexico prior to graduating from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He is married to Leurisa, a Wenatchee native, and has three children, Gemini, John and Marcel. The Gutierrez-Zamora's were active in their church in Albuquerque and are settling into their new church home at New Song Community Church in East Wenatchee. When he is not a home with his family, at work, or at church, he can usually be found working out at the YMCA or rooting for la Seleccíon Mexicana (the Mexican National Soccer Team). Dante sees Funeral Service as a calling and feels truly privileged to serve families at one of the most difficult times in their lives.
Chad Gouge is the Funeral Director/Embalmer at Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home. Chad has more than 27 years of experience. Before joining Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home in 2012, he worked at several funeral homes in Texas, Alaska and Washington State. Chad is highly skilled in the art of embalming and cosmetology. He received his Associates Degree from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas. Chad enjoys spending time camping, fishing in the great outdoors. Chad is always available to serve and help families address any of their concerns. Chad can be reached by phone (509) 662-1561.
Brian Ross is the Prearrangement Specialist at Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home. Brian is a licensed Life Insurance Agent. He lives in Cashmere, Washington and is married to Sarah Ross and they have four children, daughter, Ashelyn and three sons, Drew, Adam and A.J. and two granddaughters. Brian is active in his church and community events. Brian enjoys spending time reading, camping, fishing and being together with family and friends. Brian consults with families about the value of preplanning for burial or cremation and develops plans to meet their needs. Brian can be reached by phone at (509) 664-6187.
John has worked in the funeral service for eight years after retiring from WSU Veterinary School. John lives in Wenatchee and is married to Elaine. They have two children: a daughter, Jill Rounds and a son Marc VanderSchalie, and four grandsons. He is a member of the Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the Leavenworth City Band. John enjoys spending his time sailing, golfing, and fitness.
Kaitlyn Vanweerdhuizen is the latest addition to the professional staff at Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home. Kaitlyn lives in Wenatchee with her husband Ethan. Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Kaitlyn can be reached by phone (509)662-1561 or by email at [email protected]